Fèis Ìle 2021
This year’s Fèis Ìle release will sadly be an online exclusive again. Just 2,832 bottles will be available online from 2pm (Islay time) on April 21st. We have decided to release these bottles early this year to make sure they arrive with you in plenty of time to pop open the cork and share a dram on our Fèis Day on June 3rd.
Anthony has selected eight 100% Islay casks for this year’s release, two 2011 oloroso sherry butts and six 2012 bourbon barrels. The casks were filled with 20ppm 100% Islay spirit distilled from Optic and Publican barley varieties harvested in 2010 and 2011. This Single Farm Single Malt was matured in our onsite dunnage warehouses before being bottled at cask strength; 56.3% abv.
“As you might know, I am partial to marrying bourbon and sherry casks, I feel these two cask types allow me to increase complexity without losing depth of character. The bourbon barrels I’ve selected give a solid structure to the dram that allow for a balance of maritime Islay flavours and the natural citrus sweetness of our spirit to shine through. The two oloroso sherry butts I chose add depth and richness to the whisky, I’ve had an eye on these casks for a while and they’ve now reached their peak”
“I am delighted with this year’s Feis release and while I’m sad we won’t be sharing a dram in person we invite you to join us online for the next best thing” Anthony Wills, Kilchoman Founder & MD